Adventures in collecting "modern jazz": the classical music of America from the Fifties and Sixties, on original vinyl, on a budget, from England. And writing about it, since 2011. 100% coronavirus-free content.
Track Selection 1: I’m an Old Cow Hand (Mercer) Selection 2: Solitude (Ellington) Artists Sonny Rollins (ts) Ray Brown (b) Shelly Manne (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, March 7, 1957, engineer Roy duNann, produced by Lester Koenig. Selections: Rollins delighted in cheesy material … Continue reading →
Capture The Flag!! New competition! Which is better: British or American? Head-to-head, a War of Independence Rematch, British versus US pressing. The scientific test, a Bill Evans recording from 1966, the rather beautiful “A simple Matter of Conviction” on Verve. For reasons … Continue reading →
Selected track: “Listen Hear” (crackles a little at the start – you will too at that age – subsides soon after) I> Jack Montrose (ts) Bob Gordon (bar/s) Conte Candoli (t) Paul Moer (p) Ralph Pena (b) Shelly Manne(d) Recorded May 6 … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Margie” Artists Conte Candoli (tp) Frank Strozier (as) Russ Freeman (p) Monte Budwig (b) Shelly Manne (d) recorded “Shelly’s Manne-Hole”, Hollywood, CA, June 20, 1966 Music A nice quality recording and good listening West Coast jazz with the … Continue reading →
Sample (long) from volume 1: “Summertime” Live at the BlackHawk. Being relatively new to West Coast jazz, a helpful steer from the Penguin Jazz Core Collection pointed me at Shelly Manne and his four volume “Live at the BlackHawk” . Recorded over … Continue reading →
Pictures upgraded April 15, 2020 Track Selection: “Tomorrow is the Question!” . . . Artists Don Cherry, cornet; Ornette Coleman, alto sax; Red Mitchell, bass; Shelly Manne, drums; recorded Los Angeles, CA, January 16, 1959 Music Perhaps tame by future … Continue reading →